Fwd: RFC 8369 on Internationalizing IPv6 Using 128-Bit Unicode
J Decker via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Mon Apr 2 19:52:03 CDT 2018
On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 5:42 PM, Mark E. Shoulson via Unicode <
unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
> For unique identifiers for every person, place, thing, etc, consider
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universally_unique_identifier which are
> indeed 128 bits.
> What makes you think a single "glyph" that represents one of these 3.4⏨38
> items could possibly be sensibly distinguishable at any sort of glance
> (including long stares) from all the others? I have an idea for that: we
> can show the actual *digits* of some encoding of the 128-bit number. Then
> just inspecting for a different digit will do.
there's no restirction that it be one character cell in size... rendered
glyphs could be thousands of pixels wide...
sorry to drag this on ;)
> Now, what about a registry for "important" (and not-necessarily-important)
> UUIDs for key things and people, which associates them with an image of
> some kind? Some sort of global icon? And indeed, perhaps used for
> Internet-of-Things-like things? Not necessarily a bad idea—but decidedly
> outside of the scope of Unicode. (Maybe you could even assign your beloved
> sentences to some UUIDs and stick them in such a registry. Again, who
> knows, maybe a decent idea. But it ain't Unicode.)
> On 04/02/2018 02:15 PM, William_J_G Overington via Unicode wrote:
>> Doug Ewell wrote:
>> Martin J. Dürst wrote:
>>> Please enjoy. Sorry for being late with forwarding, at least in some
>>>> parts of the world.
>>> Unfortunately, we know some folks will look past the humor and use this
>> as a springboard for the recurring theme "Yes, what *will* we do when
>> Unicode runs out of code points?"
>> An interesting thing about the document is that it suggests a Unicode
>> code point for an individual item of a particular type, what the document
>> terms an imoji.
>> This being beyond what Unicode encodes at present.
>> I wondered if this could link in some ways to the Internet of Things.
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